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Hong Kong protests: only a few dozen people show up at lunchtime demonstrations as citywide strike turns out to be non-event

Only a few dozen protesters show up at lunchtime rallies in Sha Tin, Cheung Sha Wan, and Tuen Mun.

9 Dec 2019 - 10:00PM

Only a few dozen protesters show up at lunchtime rallies in Sha Tin, Cheung Sha Wan, and Tuen Mun.

Hong Kong protests: only a few dozen people show up at lunchtime demonstrations as citywide strike turns out to be non-event
Tenants at Kai Tak cruise terminal say relief efforts not enough to overcome Hong Kong’s tourism slump

Tenants and cruise lines say the government’s rent cuts and reduced fees offer limited relief, as the economy reels from the impact of the Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:25PM

Tenants and cruise lines say the government’s rent cuts and reduced fees offer limited relief, as the economy reels from the impact of the Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war.

Tenants at Kai Tak cruise terminal say relief efforts not enough to overcome Hong Kong’s tourism slump
Hong Kong economy: government announces fourth wave of relief measures worth about HK$4 billion, including tax instalment plan and subsidies for small firms

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says fresh round of measures aim to help small and medium-sized enterprises with their cash flow.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:44AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says fresh round of measures aim to help small and medium-sized enterprises with their cash flow.

Hong Kong economy: government announces fourth wave of relief measures worth about HK$4 billion, including tax instalment plan and subsidies for small firms
Hong Kong protests put paid to pop star Eason Chan’s 25-night run of shows at Coliseum

Organiser cites safety and traffic concerns ‘in view of recent happenings’, and plans to arrange refunds.

21 Nov 2019 - 11:37PM

Organiser cites safety and traffic concerns ‘in view of recent happenings’, and plans to arrange refunds.

Hong Kong protests put paid to pop star Eason Chan’s 25-night run of shows at Coliseum
More than 8,000 petrol bombs primed for Hong Kong streets ‘found in weapons factory at Chinese University’

Weapons factory revealed as police insider says 1,000 arrests made on Monday – the highest tally in a day since protests erupted in June.

19 Nov 2019 - 7:02PM

Weapons factory revealed as police insider says 1,000 arrests made on Monday – the highest tally in a day since protests erupted in June.

More than 8,000 petrol bombs primed for Hong Kong streets ‘found in weapons factory at Chinese University’
Campus clashes as universities become new battleground in Hong Kong anti-government unrest

Chinese University’s Sha Tin site was again plunged into hours-long confrontations between police and demonstrators angered by the recent death of a student, and by school bosses’ response to citywide turmoil.

13 Nov 2019 - 1:33AM

Chinese University’s Sha Tin site was again plunged into hours-long confrontations between police and demonstrators angered by the recent death of a student, and by school bosses’ response to citywide turmoil.

Campus clashes as universities become new battleground in Hong Kong anti-government unrest
Hong Kong fatal fire: emergency hose reel ‘fails’ when resident tries to put out tower block blaze

Neighbour says he could not get the water pump to work when responding to screams from mother of victim who died in blaze aged 23. Task force investigating lack of water supply to the hose reel.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:00PM

Neighbour says he could not get the water pump to work when responding to screams from mother of victim who died in blaze aged 23. Task force investigating lack of water supply to the hose reel.

Hong Kong fatal fire: emergency hose reel ‘fails’ when resident tries to put out tower block blaze
Water cannons deployed in Tsim Sha Tsui as Hong Kong protesters wearing ‘V for Vendetta’ masks test new ‘flash mob’ tactic of assembling at short notice

Radicals wearing Guy Fawkes masks to mark one-month anniversary of government ban on face coverings smash up shops and block roads.

6 Nov 2019 - 7:17AM

Radicals wearing Guy Fawkes masks to mark one-month anniversary of government ban on face coverings smash up shops and block roads.

Water cannons deployed in Tsim Sha Tsui as Hong Kong protesters wearing ‘V for Vendetta’ masks test new ‘flash mob’ tactic of assembling at short notice
Hong Kong police walk out of their press conference after journalists stage silent protest accusing force of violence and lies

Six journalists from Stand News, RTHK, Ming Pao, AM730, Initium and Inmedia attend briefing wearing helmets with slogans that call on officers to ‘stop violence and stop telling lies’.

5 Nov 2019 - 2:46PM

Six journalists from Stand News, RTHK, Ming Pao, AM730, Initium and Inmedia attend briefing wearing helmets with slogans that call on officers to ‘stop violence and stop telling lies’.

Hong Kong police walk out of their press conference after journalists stage silent protest accusing force of violence and lies
Hong Kong surgeons reattach part of district councillor Andrew Chiu’s ear, bitten off by knifeman near Cityplaza mall

Andrew Chiu is recovering after an overnight operation to reconstruct his left ear. Two others remain critical in hospital, the day after harrowing scenes outside the Tai Koo shopping centre.

4 Nov 2019 - 11:35PM

Andrew Chiu is recovering after an overnight operation to reconstruct his left ear. Two others remain critical in hospital, the day after harrowing scenes outside the Tai Koo shopping centre.

Hong Kong surgeons reattach part of district councillor Andrew Chiu’s ear, bitten off by knifeman near Cityplaza mall
Hong Kong protests: police, fire services release joint statement on ‘misunderstanding’ that led to clash during crowd dispersal in Central on Saturday

Joint statement says a ‘misunderstanding in the verbal communication’ led to the clash in which a firefighter was pushed and cornered by riot police.

4 Nov 2019 - 3:17AM

Joint statement says a ‘misunderstanding in the verbal communication’ led to the clash in which a firefighter was pushed and cornered by riot police.

Hong Kong protests: police, fire services release joint statement on ‘misunderstanding’ that led to clash during crowd dispersal in Central on Saturday
Hong Kong residents arrested after demands for answers over ‘mystery smell’ in Tuen Mun lead to clashes with police supporters

At least 60 people taken into custody as police make arrests in residential buildings, shopping centre and restaurant.

31 Oct 2019 - 11:02PM

At least 60 people taken into custody as police make arrests in residential buildings, shopping centre and restaurant.

Hong Kong residents arrested after demands for answers over ‘mystery smell’ in Tuen Mun lead to clashes with police supporters
Tuen Mun residents still in the dark over ‘mystery smell’ which sparked protest and clashes with Hong Kong police

Some blame the police; others speculate that the stench came from an army firing range. Environment officials note that it coincided with high levels of pollution in the area.

29 Oct 2019 - 10:45PM

Some blame the police; others speculate that the stench came from an army firing range. Environment officials note that it coincided with high levels of pollution in the area.

Tuen Mun residents still in the dark over ‘mystery smell’ which sparked protest and clashes with Hong Kong police
Hongkongers turn their morning commutes into protest marches with Walk to Work event across districts

Hundreds gather at different MTR stations around the city to march to work, chanting slogans along the way.

25 Oct 2019 - 1:40PM

Hundreds gather at different MTR stations around the city to march to work, chanting slogans along the way.

Hongkongers turn their morning commutes into protest marches with Walk to Work event across districts
Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai’s release from Hong Kong prison: media scrum, press motorcade and police protection

Dozens of media outlets, both local and foreign, crammed into a driveway outside Pik Uk Correctional Institution for the release of 20-year-old inmate.

23 Oct 2019 - 11:39PM

Dozens of media outlets, both local and foreign, crammed into a driveway outside Pik Uk Correctional Institution for the release of 20-year-old inmate.

Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai’s release from Hong Kong prison: media scrum, press motorcade and police protection
Hong Kong murder suspect at centre of extradition bill crisis begs for public forgiveness upon release from jail

Chan Tong-kai offers public apology on his release from prison. He is expected to stay in Hong Kong on Wednesday before turning himself in to Taiwan.

23 Oct 2019 - 11:40PM

Chan Tong-kai offers public apology on his release from prison. He is expected to stay in Hong Kong on Wednesday before turning himself in to Taiwan.

Hong Kong murder suspect at centre of extradition bill crisis begs for public forgiveness upon release from jail
More than 100 petrol bombs thrown, 11 MTR station entrances damaged and one retailer losing over HK$2 million in goods. Hong Kong police break down the cost of Sunday’s night of violence

More than 100 petrol bombs were thrown, 11 MTR station entrances damaged and one retailer lost over HK$2 million in goods, force reveals.

22 Oct 2019 - 2:39AM

More than 100 petrol bombs were thrown, 11 MTR station entrances damaged and one retailer lost over HK$2 million in goods, force reveals.

More than 100 petrol bombs thrown, 11 MTR station entrances damaged and one retailer losing over HK$2 million in goods. Hong Kong police break down the cost of Sunday’s night of violence
Norwegian lawmaker nominates Hongkongers for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to rally international support for city’s anti-government protesters

Guri Melby’s move is welcomed by supporters of protest movement, but lawmaker Regina Ip calls it ‘a very sick joke’.

17 Oct 2019 - 12:27AM

Guri Melby’s move is welcomed by supporters of protest movement, but lawmaker Regina Ip calls it ‘a very sick joke’.

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Hongkongers for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to rally international support for city’s anti-government protesters
New campus security camera clips released showing movements of Hong Kong girl later found dead in sea but critics dismiss footage

Angry students had vandalised facilities at the Hong Kong Design Institute demanding to see ‘unedited’ footage.

16 Oct 2019 - 10:28AM

Angry students had vandalised facilities at the Hong Kong Design Institute demanding to see ‘unedited’ footage.

New campus security camera clips released showing movements of Hong Kong girl later found dead in sea but critics dismiss footage
Hong Kong police hunt for self-proclaimed radical anti-government group trying to use extortion to fund protest movement with cryptocurrency

Group claiming to be a democratic alliance threatens to ransack shops it considers ‘pro-communist’ unless paid off in bitcoin.

12 Oct 2019 - 6:01PM

Group claiming to be a democratic alliance threatens to ransack shops it considers ‘pro-communist’ unless paid off in bitcoin.

Hong Kong police hunt for self-proclaimed radical anti-government group trying to use extortion to fund protest movement with cryptocurrency
Swedish tech firm Yubico hands Hong Kong protesters free security keys amid fears over police tactics online

Swedish company contacted by Hong Kong activist over ‘grave concerns’ about computer hacking. Firm says it is on a mission to protect vulnerable internet users.

10 Oct 2019 - 3:48PM

Swedish company contacted by Hong Kong activist over ‘grave concerns’ about computer hacking. Firm says it is on a mission to protect vulnerable internet users.

Swedish tech firm Yubico hands Hong Kong protesters free security keys amid fears over police tactics online
Hong Kong travel in recovery mode as MTR stations remain closed and traffic lights broken from violent backlash against mask ban by radical protesters

Several MTR stations still closed on Tuesday, with rail network to shut down early again, as transport workers scramble to repair extensive damage.

8 Oct 2019 - 11:09PM

Several MTR stations still closed on Tuesday, with rail network to shut down early again, as transport workers scramble to repair extensive damage.

Hong Kong travel in recovery mode as MTR stations remain closed and traffic lights broken from violent backlash against mask ban by radical protesters
Fire at Hong Kong typhoon shelter destroys one boat, damages five others

Aldrich Bay typhoon shelter in Shau Kei Wan was also the site of a big fire in 2015, with the latest case underscoring safety issues in such areas.

8 Oct 2019 - 12:52AM

Aldrich Bay typhoon shelter in Shau Kei Wan was also the site of a big fire in 2015, with the latest case underscoring safety issues in such areas.

Fire at Hong Kong typhoon shelter destroys one boat, damages five others
Illegal trade in pangolin thrives despite 2017 global ban, according to investigative report that blames demand in China and huge profits on the black market

Investigations found astounding profit margins: Scales bought for US$5 per kilogram in Nigeria can be resold for up to US$1,000 in China.

26 Sep 2019 - 10:33AM

Investigations found astounding profit margins: Scales bought for US$5 per kilogram in Nigeria can be resold for up to US$1,000 in China.

Illegal trade in pangolin thrives despite 2017 global ban, according to investigative report that blames demand in China and huge profits on the black market
Receipts for medical treatment, including one post-dated, found following scuffles between rival protesters in Hong Kong

Spokesman from University of Hong Kong says they have asked for doctor from HKU’s Shenzhen Hospital to be suspended.

15 Sep 2019 - 2:16AM

Spokesman from University of Hong Kong says they have asked for doctor from HKU’s Shenzhen Hospital to be suspended.

Receipts for medical treatment, including one post-dated, found following scuffles between rival protesters in Hong Kong
Man dies in fall at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The 31-year-old was found on the ground near Block Z at the Hung Hom campus.

8 Sep 2019 - 11:09AM

The 31-year-old was found on the ground near Block Z at the Hung Hom campus.

Man dies in fall at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns attack on reporter covering anti-government protests

Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns attack on reporter in Yau Ma Tei at midnight on Friday and the failure of police to stop or detain the culprit.

7 Sep 2019 - 10:32PM

Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns attack on reporter in Yau Ma Tei at midnight on Friday and the failure of police to stop or detain the culprit.

Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns attack on reporter covering anti-government protests
Hong Kong protests: city braces for another weekend of chaos and rail authorities change plans as demonstrators target airport again

Airport Express trains will travel only from Hong Kong station, bypassing Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations.

7 Sep 2019 - 12:41PM

Airport Express trains will travel only from Hong Kong station, bypassing Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations.

Hong Kong protests: city braces for another weekend of chaos and rail authorities change plans as demonstrators target airport again
Hong Kong protests: police start probe as author of online article claims responsibility for stabbing off-duty officer at Kwai Fong rail station on August 30

Police are probing a manifesto circulated online in which the author claims to have stabbed an off-duty officer at Kwai Fong MTR station on August 30.

7 Sep 2019 - 7:31AM

Police are probing a manifesto circulated online in which the author claims to have stabbed an off-duty officer at Kwai Fong MTR station on August 30.

Hong Kong protests: police start probe as author of online article claims responsibility for stabbing off-duty officer at Kwai Fong rail station on August 30
Woman jumps from Hong Kong residential building, landing on another woman, killing them both

Police source says younger woman, 55, jumped from building in Kwai Chung, falling on older woman, 74, who was on a platform on third floor.

6 Sep 2019 - 10:20PM

Police source says younger woman, 55, jumped from building in Kwai Chung, falling on older woman, 74, who was on a platform on third floor.

Woman jumps from Hong Kong residential building, landing on another woman, killing them both